Book ‘The Hidden Order of Intimacy’ by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg

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Reflections on the Book of Leviticus
A masterly analysis of the Book of Leviticus, the newest volume in the award-winning series of commentaries on the Hebrew Bible by “a celebrated biblical scholar, keen on weaving together traditional Jewish exegesis, psychoanalysis, and postmodern criticism” (The New York Times Book Review). The image of the Golden Calf haunts the commentaries that thread through Leviticus. This catastrophic episode, in which the Israelites (freed from Egyptian slavery and forty days after their momentous encounter with God at Mount Sinai) worship a pagan idol while Moses is receiving the Torah from God on the mountaintop, gives the mostly legalistic text a unique depth and resonance. According to midrashic tradition...
Publisher: Schocken (March 29, 2022)  Pages: 320 pages  ISBN-10: 0805243577  ISBN-13: 978-0805243574  ASIN:‎ B0989R8LT2

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AVIVAH GOTTLIEB ZORNBERG is the author of The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis (a National Jewish Book Award-winner), The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, Bewilderments: Reflections on the Book of Numbers, and The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious (a National Jewish Book Award finalist). She lectures widely in Israel, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.